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Harkness v. Hyde
United States Supreme Court
98 U.S. 476 (1878)
The plaintiff filed an action against the defendant in the District Court for the Territory of Idaho. The defendant, who resided on a Shoshonee Indian reservation, was served there by the Idaho county sheriff. The defendant entered a special appearance in the matter to contest the court’s jurisdiction over him. When the defendant’s motion to dismiss the action for lack of jurisdiction was denied, he took an exception to the ruling and responded to the complaint on the merits. Ultimately, judgment was rendered in favor of the plaintiff and affirmed by the Supreme Court of the Territory. The defendant sought review in the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Field, J.)
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